LSU to Play Major Role in CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration
December 09, 2022
As part of a larger Build Back Better grant, LSU Chemical and Petroleum Engineering researchers will be working on the capture, utilization, and sequestration of CO2.
“LSU is well positioned to be a world leader in CCUS research and education,” said John Flake, professor and chair of the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering. “By well positioned, I mean we will have all pieces of the puzzle—an on-campus power plant; a CO2 capture system; a sequestration loop; CO2 electrolyzers; as well as a great university, faculty, industry, and geography conducive to sequestration.”
This project is part of LSU's commitment to building a research platform for energy resilience that is also aimed at reducing carbon emissions and reusing and recycling carbon. Ultimately, we will translate existing resources and expertise into new opportunities and jobs to power Louisiana and protect the vitality of Louisiana’s energy industry.